Yearly Archive
for: ‘2013’



No One Is Self Made

No one is self made. Sometimes we think we have done everything on our own, but we all stand on the shoulders and encouragement of others. Sam Walton is about as “self-made” as anyone in America. We know his remarkable story of success in building the largest retail business in the world and one of […]

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Thankful For A Caring Church

Martha and I want to thank you for our time to be away. We are enjoying the rest and already looking forward to returning in August. Several people have written to encourage me and to remind me how blessed we are to have pastors we can count on to preach and to do congregational care […]

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The Nation, God, and the Bible

“I believe in one God, the Creator of the Universe. That He governs it by His Providence. That He ought to be worshipped”–Benjamin Franklin. “It appears that too many Christians want to enjoy the thrill of feeling right but are not willing to endure the inconvenience of being right”–A.W. Tozer, The Root of the Righteous, […]

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Christianity And The Fourth Of July

On the 237th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, why does this seem less of a celebration? We know where we’ve come from. How did we get where we are today? Today, we are in the middle of learning how our freedoms have been eroded by government. The Internal Revenue Service uses its (800 pound […]

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What The Mayor Of Brantley Taught Me About Being A Pastor

My dad served as mayor of Brantley, Alabama, for sixteen years. He was first elected when I was twelve and finally retired from the job sixteen years later. He taught me tremendous lessons, most by what he did rather than what he taught. During his last election campaign (he declined to run for a fifth […]

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About Waylon

I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. — Jeremiah 29:11-13 (NIV)